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Two sons, two very different conversations

Raising a black son and white son provides an Easton, Mass. woman insights into racial disparities.

What's Hot in the City?

Tonight (Thursday), New Orleans comes to Boston by way of Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue with Ryan Montbleau at the House of Blues at 8 p.m.

Midterm elections see more Latinos seated in Congress

Latinos posted groundbreaking wins in Congress in the 2014 election, with five new candidates, both Democrats and Republicans, claiming seats in the House. These victories will bring the total number of Latino members of Congress up to 32 — the ...

Nandhavan takes reins at Boston Asian business group

Jesse Nandhavan, the new president and CEO of the Boston chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals, knows he has a big task in front of him as he inherits a group that is facing a changing Asian-American ...

Partners HealthCare provides hunger assistance during holidays

Partners HealthCare is working to provide Hunger Assistance grants to 18 area community health centers during the holidays.

‘Black lives matter’ protest takes a dangerous turn for Roxbury woman

Roxbury resident Galicia Escarfullery says she was thrown to the ground by a police officer, bruising her face, before she was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace.

New York-based charter school advocacy group opens Boston office

Families for Excellent Schools, a group founded in New York, has been organizing parents in Boston since August.

Report shows Latinos underrepresented in local government leadership

A report released this week, “The Silent Crisis: Including Latinos and Why It Matters,” shows that while Latinos make up 17.5 percent of Boston’s population, they hold only 7.5 percent of cabinet, senior staff or chief positions and only 7.1 ...

Governor Patrick signs order on environmental justice

Governor Deval Patrick has signed an Executive Order on Environmental Justice that enhances environmental protections and benefits for communities of color and low-income or limited-English-proficiency communities, groups that bear a disproportionate burden of environmental pollution and toxins.

‘Black lives matter’ protests sweep Boston, US cities

In Boston and in cities across the United States protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against police violence against blacks, sparked by a grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Williams in the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old ...

The A.R.T. /MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training presents THE LIGHT PRINCESS

The A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings back the enchanting musical, The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman.

What's Hot in the City this holiday weekend?

It’s all about music, comedy, & theatre this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

New teen center opens in former Mattapan library

City and state officials cut the ribbon on a new teen center in Mattapan that features a recording studio and performance space.

In the News Wayne Ysaguirre

Wayne Ysaguirre, president and CEO of Nurtury, has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Greater Boston’s children and families in need.

Thousands of Boston marchers take to the streets in Ferguson protest

A crowd estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 people marched from Dudley Square to the South Bay House of Correction, blocking traffic on the Interstate 93 on-ramp for more than two hours in a rowdy, but mostly peaceful protest over a ...